A New Form of Evil...
(Image to the right from Michael Yon's online gallery)
Why America Has Not Won Iraq War, from one of my favorites - Dennis Prager:
...If America had to fight an insurgency directed solely against us and coalition forces -- even including suicide bombers -- we would surely have succeeded. No one, right, left or center, could imagine a group of people so evil, so devoid of the most elementary and universal concepts of morality, that they would target their own people, especially the most vulnerable, for murder.Well-said.
Even without all the mistakes
made by the Bush administration...
it could not have foreseen this
new form of evil we are witnessing in Iraq.
That is why we have not yet prevailed in Iraq. Even without all the mistakes made by the Bush administration - and what political or military leadership has not made many errors in prosecuting a war? - it could not have foreseen this new form of evil we are witnessing in Iraq.
That is why we have not won.
There are respectable arguments to be made against America's initially going into Iraq. But intellectually honest opponents of the war have to acknowledge that no one could anticipate an "insurgency" that included people leaving children in a car and then blowing them up.
Newt discussed this story also in his latest column called The Reality of Evil and the Men and Women of Munich, and I couldn't agree more that it's important that we say it: our enemies are evil:
The news report came about mid-week. Maybe you saw it.How 'bout a Thompson/Gingrich ticket in '08?
The Associated Press reported that terrorists in Iraq have passed an unthinkable threshold: They used two children to disguise a car bomb.
The car was waved through a checkpoint by American soldiers who could not imagine that children would be in a car filled with explosives. When the terrorists got to their target, they got out of the car and ran. They left the children behind in the car, and then blew it up.
There is a word for people who put children in a car to be blown up. The word is evil.